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5/04 PLC vacuum casting machine

Create high quality parts in a wide range of resins, nylon and glass filled nylon, as well as high quality wax investment casting masters.

Features and benefits

  • Mould sizes up to 550 mm × 800 mm × 600 mm.
  • Nylon Plus casting module - high performance glass or fibre filled polymer.
  • Vario Vac differential chamber pressure - suitable for soft-feel materials.
  • PLC control and automation - ensures consistent casting.
  • Heated cup - suitable for casting high quality wax masters and low melt alloy.
  • Dual robot option - for increased casting capacity.


Renishaw's 5/04 vacuum casting system has a casting capacity of up to 5.5 litres.

The system boasts Vario Vac differential pressure casting and comes with the option of a heated cup module.

In addition, the 5/04 benefits from the option of chamber extension, and has been designed to accommodate the Renishaw Nylon Plus casting module for nylon vacuum casting.

VC module

The standard module for plastic prototypes and low volume production in vacuum casting polyurethane resins.

Nylon Plus module option

For prototypes and production parts in nylon and glass filled nylon.

Vario Vac module

Choose between our standard PLC system or the vario vac model, for production of prototypes in silicone rubber and highly filled viscous materials.

Heated cup option

Enables production of wax master models for the investment casting, and low melting point alloys.

Twin robot option

Increases casting capacity from 2.2 L to 5.5 L.

5/04 vacuum casting machine

Find out how our vacuum casting systems work

  • Vacuum casting products and process

    Renishaw provides a full solution for vacuum casting with a range of machines, from manual to high capacity computer automated, for the economic production of short run, end use parts and prototypes - up to 50 parts from a single mould.


Dimension housing
(H x W x D)

1930 mm x 1510 mm x 900 mm

Maximum mould size
(H x W x D)

550 mm x 800 mm x 600 mm
Casting capacity

2.2 L

5.5 L (twin robot)

Power supply* 3 phase 400 V 3 NPE, 50 Hz, 3.5 kW
Pump capacity 65 m³/h
Ultimate vacuum 0.5 mbar
Gross machine weight 1150 kg

* Other power supply configurations are available

5/04 ancilliaries

Extension chamber

Extension chamber

For projects that fall outside the capacity of the standard machine, various extension chambers can be configured to suit your requirements. This option is only available for 5/04 machines.

Twin robot

Twin robot

This option allows you to significantly increase the casting capacity. The twin robot is only available for 5/04 machines and can be configured to 'syncro' or 'independent' modes as required.


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    Renishaw vacuum casting systems are ideal for small batch production. A single silicone mould can be used up to 50 times before retooling is required.